André Aptroot

André Aptroot (Heemskerk, 1961) is a Dutch mycologist and lichenologist.

In 1993 he did his PhD at the University of Utrecht on the taxonomy and phylogeny of pyrenocape lichens with Robbert Gradstein (nl).

He specializes in fungi and lichens on which he has several publications to his name. He has worked as curator at Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (now Westerdijk Institute).

He is the founder of the Consultancy for Bryology and Lichenology[1] which is located in Soest where there is a herbarium with a collection of lichens mainly from the Netherlands and the tropics. From 2008 he has been collection manager at Pinetum Blijdenstein (nl) in Hilversum. He is a member of the International Association for Lichenology[2] and the American Bryological and Lichenological Society.

He is a visiting professor at the UFMS in Campo Grande, Brazil.

The fungus Didymella aptrootii is named after him,[3] as well as the lichen Parmotrema aptrootii.[4]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • A Monograph of Didymosphaeria, André Aptroot: Studies in Mycology 37; 1-160 (1995) [thesis]
  • Veldgids Korstmossen, Kok van Herk, André Aptroot & Laurens Sparrius, KNNV Uitgeverij (2019)


  1. ^ Consultancy for Bryology and Lichenology
  2. ^ International Association for Lichenology
  3. ^ Hyde KD, Wong SW. (1999). "Didymella aptrootii sp. nov. from bamboo submerged in freshwater" (PDF). Australasian Mycologist. 18 (3): 54–92.
  4. ^ Sipman, H.; Aubel, R.J.M.T. van. (1992). "New Parmeliaceae (Lichenes) from the Guianas and surroundings". Mycotaxon. 44 (1): 1–12.

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